Although there is no formal, national deadline to file to run for president of the United States, independent presidential candidates must keep a close eye on the election calendar as each state has its own filing requirements and deadline to qualify to appear on the general election ballot.
These requirements may include submitting a petition with a certain number of signatures or paying a filing fee.
Filing deadlines for independent presidential candidates have already passed in 29 states.
In the week of August 10, there are three filing deadlines:
• Nevada (August 14)
There are seven filing deadlines the following week.
• Virginia (August 21)
The following chart shows how many days are left until each remaining state’s filing deadline passes: